His classic well distributed release, “Notochord” which introduced his music to many because it was one of the earliest of home taper CDs. You can see the all star lineup of heavyweight improvisers in the credits.
Eric has worked solo and in many group situations over the years. Above, a tape cover for his band, Mata Rata, with Charles Laurel, R. Michael Torrey and David Townley. They produced a few tapes including a rock opera, “Comet Kansas” and even played live once on “No Pigeonholes”. A that time, they were based out of Santa Cruz, CA.
I had read about Eric’s music in one of the magazines, probably Option. His experiments in looping not only sounded wild but looked it too. He termed the enormous amount of equipment and junk that he would bring to a gig, “Muhs units”. Later, we would play gigs together, he appeared live on “No Pigeonholes” and we recorded many songs together. We became good friends and when he moved back to Seattle I was sad to see him go. Visit his web site for the eclectic musical and scientific work he has done over the years.
Well, Don, I think one of my earliest trades was with you! I don’t even remember what tape – you have so many releases out, and it probably came unsolicited to me via a review in OPTION magazine of one of my own tapes (Alligator Wrestling). It led to all kinds of things: appearing on your radio show numerous times, playing live with you & Greg Grey & Joe Menichetti, and meeting Mike Torrey, and forming a band with him. And of course you had all kinds of connections with other home tapers. Don Campau was and is the hub.